Career City 2018

Ranger Good Works is pleased to announce Career City 2018 is now taking RSVP’s for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Please join us in bringing the “City of Ft. Lauderdale” to the students of Dillard Elementary. Students will experience firsthand what it feels like to take a walk through a safe and inviting city which has been created just for them. As they stroll through Career City, students will learn about a wide variety of industries and engage with professionals from our local businesses and organizations in a fun and inviting environment. After stepping out of Career City, they’ll take the first steps on the roadmap to their future!

{IMPORTANT FACTS }

98% of the students walk to school, are from single-parent homes and get their food intake while they are attending school. Most of the Dillard Elementary students have never traveled outside a five-mile radius of their neighborhood. Many of the students never had the opportunity to walk into a real grocery store, an office supply store, a bank, a flower shop or even a restaurant. The students are sweet, friendly and well behaved. The students have experienced a lack of exposure, they want and need a chance to learn and grow.

With your help, we can fill the streets with an exciting group of industry professionals. This is the perfect opportunity to share your success story and inspire the next generation of South Florida’s professionals. Your participation will help motivate the youth and show them that through hard work and academic achievement, professional success can be attained right down the street!

Register for Career City: click here to sign up online at rangergoodworks.org  or email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 ~ Setup 7:30am

Welcome to all Vendors 8:30am

City starts at 9:00am – 12:00pm

Dillard Elementary School

2330 NW 12th Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Rangergoodworks.org                                                                        Rangertech.com
954-527-0090 805 East Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Questions? Call 954-527-0090 to speak with this year’s Community Coordinator Elle Corey Burton, (*Note: if more time is needed for setup, you may set up the day before after 2:00pm – Tuesday, May 22th.)

See last year’s video: Career City 2017

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Read For The Record Dillard October 19, 2017

Read For The Record 

Join Ranger Good Works as we participate with “Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® reading campaign at Dillard Elementary School on Thursday, October 19, 2017, to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience this initiative brings together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.”

When you sign up you’ll receive detailed information regarding your assignment.

  • Time of the reading event at Dillard Elementary school is from 8:30 am until about 9:30 am
  • Read to Preschool and Kindergarten students

This year’s Read for the Record book is Quackers, by Liz Wong, a delightful story about a kitten who grows up believing he’s a duck, until the day he meets another kitten. What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning it is ok to be whoever you want to be.

We look forward to having you join us for our Read For The Record event.

Literacy Program at Dillard Elementary School  – If you are interested in helping us purchase books for the Literacy Night book giveaway event on October 26th please donate.   Click Here To buy Books for our students. Help us give the gift that may inspire them to read!

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Questions regarding this Literacy event or other programs offered by Ranger Good Works please email elle@rangergoodworks.org.

Career City 2017 was outstanding at Dillard Elementary!

What do 73 Companies x 3 =?  219 Volunteers and Community Partners Showed up to teach students about their industry.

Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff, students and I would like to personally give you a ‘heartfelt thanks’ for the support you have given to Career City 2017 to help make it a HUGE success! 

You shared your time and talent with the children to improve their lives by helping build their hopes and dreams for their future. You showed compassion and generosity. You were aware of the need to share your skills and knowledge. Boy oh Boy did you ever!!!  900 times!!!  This was our first “all grades inclusive” attempt and it went just like it did last year. Outstanding!

To quote Martin Luther King, Jr.:   “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love. “

We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance. Without you, our City would not be complete.

WE look forward to seeing you next year for our Career City 2018.

Thank you, Victoria Ranger

Click here to watch Career City 2017 Video

Click here to view photos of the Career City.

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Dillard Elementary Students Love the University of Miami – Local Heros!!!

 

Literacy Changes Our World Initiative at Dillard Elementary

Dillard Elementary School participated in The Florida Department of Education’s 9th annual Literacy Week – Florida from January 23-27th, 2017

“Literacy Changes Our World”

15 Volunteers from our local Fort Lauderdale community joined Ranger Good Works in reading storybooks to Pre-K through  2nd-grade students at Dillard Elementary.  Volunteers spent about 30-45 minutes the classroom.

“The Cow That Went Oink!” and “I name is Yoon” were big hits!

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary. Less than one hour a day once a month could help change a student’s world. Please Click here to volunteer.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Tiia Weckstrom – Reading Volunteer – Is helping to change the world for Dillard students. 2017 Literacy Initiative – Ranger Good Works

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Dr. Seuss Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

October 26, 2016

For the 4th year in a row, Ranger Good Works supported the “Build Your Home Library” initiative during the Dr. Seuss themed Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School.  The Dillard Dance Academy and the Drumline entertained the entire crowd with their exceptional talents. 11 volunteers dressed up as characters from the famous Dr. Seuss story Books. Every family who attended went to their child’s classroom to hear about what is being taught to their children and 1000 books were given out to these participating families.  Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers for helping to make this magical night!

Visit our Photo Gallery to see more pictures from Dr. Seuss Literacy Night 2016

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Read For The Record at Dillard Elementary

On October 27th Victoria Ranger went back to school… as a volunteer at Dillard Elementary School. Ranger participated in the worldwide Jumpstart Read For The Record event by reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich to eager kindergarteners. Broward Schools had readers volunteer to take part in the biggest read-aloud event in the world.

The Dillard Kindergarteners loved the story telling time. Especially after Mrs. Ranger gave in to read the story a second time around as they enjoyed eating strawberries and blueberries just like the bear ate before going to sleep and embarking on his journey before he found “the sandwich.”

Join us in our year-long literacy campaign at Dillard Elementary.  Click here to volunteer.

Volunteer at Dillard Elementary

We are asking our community friends to help us make a difference in a student’s life. Join our Volunteer Program.

Helping Hands Program:  Volunteers pitch in and give helping hands by either donating their time at an event or by simply going into a classroom and reading to the young students. Spending less than one hour of your time could make a lifelong impression on a child.

Mentors Program: The purpose of having mentors is to provide disadvantaged children with caring volunteer adult role models to befriend them and spend quality time with them on a regular basis. RGW mentors incorporate tutoring and academic enrichment activities that support student achievement in the classroom and help students meet proficiencies required by Dillard Elementary School.

Guest Speaker Hero Program:  Guest speakers are welcomed into the after-school clubs.  Ranger Good Works recruits talented, goal oriented and successful individuals to go to the school to visit with a plan to excite or inspire the students.  Areas of interest may range from professional to home economics. Examples of speakers have ranged from women computer technologists to race car drivers.

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Ranger Good Works joins Amazon Smile

Helping Ranger Good Works support Dillard Elementary just got easier! When you purchase through Amazon Smile 0.5% goes back to the Charity of your choice. Please choose Ranger Good Works. We appreciate all the help we can get.  Help us to purchase school supplies, food, hygiene products and clothing for the 2016-2017 school which starts in August.  Please call 954-527-0090 if you have any questions in the partnership with Amazon and our participation with Amazon Smile Foundation.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1869003

 

Reference Information: from Amazon Smile – Org Central

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Org Central

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?
The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.
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Thank you! Career City 2016 was a true success at Dillard Elementary!

May 25, 2016

On behalf of Ranger Good Works, Dillard Elementary teachers, staff and students we would like to give all the Volunteers a ‘heartfelt thank you’ for your support of Career City 2016.
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Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. Each of you shared your time and talents with the children and what an outstanding job everyone did. The students really responded to each one of you and that is due to how patient you all are with them.  Your generosity and support exposed the children of Dillard Elementary to the wonderful professional possibilities awaiting them through hard work and studies.

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Thank you! Ranger Good Works Volunteer Captain Mary Krystoff

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Diana Morrison and Luda Broich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We understand that you have many obligations and Ranger Good Works appreciates your being in attendance.

Your commitment of time, your energy and dedication to our Career City 2016 made it a HUGE success and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Watch your hard work in action. Click here to watch the Video of this years event.

Visit our Photo Gallery section to see photos from this event.

Visit our Video Gallery section to see the video from Career City 2016 and other exciting Ranger Good Works videos!

 
We look forward to seeing you next year for Career City 2017.  Thank You!

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Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown “Life Work Leadership Compassion Tour 2016”

Compassion Tour – Victoria Ranger and Angela Brown presented to the Life Work Leadership class of 2016.

Ranger Technical Resources and Dillard Elementary School were selected by the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s City Manager Lee Feldman as the City’s choice to be used as an influential Case Study within their Compassion Tour for the Lifework Leadership of South Florida.  On January 8, 2016 Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown presented the Ranger Good Works program to over 122 business leaders and city officials describing how the partnership between the public and private sector has made a positive change by altering the direction of the school.  Dillard Elementary is a Broward County Public School, part of the largest school district in the United States.

District 5 School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood shared with the attendees the fact that Ms. Brown had received the Prestigious Caliber Award as “Principal of the Year” for Broward County in April 2015.  Ms. Brown acknowledged Ms. Ranger’s contribution and together they received a standing ovation for their work in the community.

“The Compassion Tour was intended to engage people’s hearts, provide them with a window to become aware of actual needs within the community and inspire them to become involved!”  Amanda Forman, Program Director said “our mission was accomplished, the Ranger-Dillard story and what the team is doing is truly inspiring.”

Ms. Ranger and Ms. Brown’s shared goals are to raise awareness of the “reality of life” for a number of school children in Fort Lauderdale. They continue to encourage those within the community to realize that any act of kindness by one individual to another, especially to children, can make a difference in the world of a child.  They asked those in attendance to be generous and have the courage to lead others by helping any school with their students. There is great opportunity throughout the city of Ft. Lauderdale and everywhere in the United States to provide students with a better educational experience.

Our words of the day…..Compassion, Love and Give… To be continued!

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Compassion Tour